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Stacey Phillips

Stacey Phillips photoStacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields.

 

She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 

 
Tuesday, 08 June 2021 15:21

Best Body Shops’ Tips: Jake Rodenroth of asTech Shares Insights on Collision Repair Diagnostics

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Jake Rodenroth, asTech’s director of OEM and industry technical relations, wearing augmented reality glasses. Jake Rodenroth, asTech’s director of OEM and industry technical relations, wearing augmented reality glasses.

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...been formally trained with that OEM,” said Rodenroth. “AR/VR offer an interactive way of dissecting the vehicle’s requirements and, best of all, explaining them.”

 

Details like fluid quantities, measurements and torques specs are often overlooked; however, Rodenroth said they are important to ensure a safe and documented repair.

 

“We, as an industry, need to slow down to have a chance at speeding up,” said Rodenroth. “Our consumers deserve better when it comes to whom they trust to repair their vehicles.”

 

He said the industry should be an institution of learning and specification.

 

“Every shop in America would hire at least one more technician if they could and with so many ‘tech jobs’ now available, it is even more important that we attract and retain as many young people as possible,” he said. “We need to find new ways of recruiting young people with different backgrounds and skill sets.”

 

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